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Draft Registration Card - World War I - Secor

Copy of World War I Draft Registration Card for Ralph Daniel Secor of Momitawville NY. The card information has been transcribed with responses by registrant.

Front Side

World War One Registration Card

  1. Name in full - given name, family name. Ralph Daniel Secor
    Age in years [This information is asked but it is not a numbered question] 26
  2. Home address - #, street, city, state Momitawville NY
  3. Date of birth - month, day, year Feb 13 1890
  4. Are you (1) a natural-born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your intention (specify which) Natural Born
  5. Where were you born? town, state, nation Momitawville NY USA
  6. If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject?
  7. What is your present trade, occupation, or office? Farmer
  8. By whom employed? D. O. Secor Where employed? Momitawville NY
  9. Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support (specify which)? No
  10. Married or single (which)? Single Race (specify which)? Caucasian
  11. What military service have you had? None Rank - branch - years - nation or state
  12. Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)? No

signature  or mark of registrant /s/ R. D. Secor

[The following is printed across the lower left-hand triangular corner or the card:]
If person is of African descent, cut off this corner.

Reverse Side

World War One Registration Card

12 Questions - Side 2, Additional Information

  • Tall, medium or short (specify which)? Short Slender, medium or stout (which)? Medium
  • Color of eyes, Light Brown color of hair Black bald? Slightly
  • Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)? No

I certify that my answers are true, that the person registered has read his own answers, that I have witnessed his signature, and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge are true, except as follows:

Age 1 yr younger than shown by date of birth as given

Signature  of Registrar
Precinct, 3 city or county, Orange state NY
Date of registration June 5, 1917

World War I Draft Registration Cards

WWI Draft Registration Cards at 
National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region

The original cards, in excess of 24 million, were received at our facility a number of years ago. Upon their receipt, they were boxed and arranged by NARA employees. The original arrangement was by state, there under by county or draft board, and there under alphabetically by the registrant's last name. The cause for arrangement by draft board instead of county is due to the size of certain cities. For example, New York City had in excess of 180 boards, Chicago had over 80. As a result, we require a street address when searching for cards in most large cities.

The cards were later microfilmed by representatives of the Genealogical Society of Utah in the exact order they were originally arranged; each NARA regional facility has a copy of the microfilm for the states in the region that it serves. Any patron wishing to use microfilm will find the cards arranged exactly as they are in the box. The arrangement of the cards has never been changed.


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